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Youth Backcountry Camp Spots Available

Submitted on 7/7/16 | by liz.vilchez

2016 Youth Trips a Smashing Success

WHAT: Last chance for your teen to UNPLUG with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
WHEN: July 31st – August 2nd for ages 14-17
WHERE: Camping and hiking a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail COST: $295 per person (scholarship information available upon request)
INFORMATION: tahoerimtrail.org or (775) 298-4485

Stateline, NV – July 6, 2016 – California and Nevada teens are rolling back into town after spending days in the backcountry. Though they may be covered in sunscreen and a fine layer of Sierra dust, they have a newfound sense of achievement, self-reliance, and confidence. 23 youth participants have now joined the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s (TRTA) Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC) this summer and spent time exploring Tahoe’s rugged backcountry, each discovering remote gems hidden in the Sierra Nevada Mountains – from stunning views and crisp alpine lakes to challenging climbs and a once in a lifetime experience with brand new friends!

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is pleased to bring our community one final three day backpacking expedition this summer. Youth participants will be provided all the gear, food, and instruction to get outdoors with their peers. They’ll learn basic backpacking and navigation skills, Leave No Trace ethics, natural history, local flora & fauna, and trail stewardship. Hiking in the backcountry of Lake Tahoe, cooking, camping, and exploring the joys of backcountry adventures, YBCC participants will discover a whole new world waiting for them! Spots are filling fast, so don’t delay – register today! Partial scholarships are available. For more information, contact the TRTA at (775) 298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org.

YBCC Tahoe Unplugged (3-day) July 31st – August 2nd, ages 14-17, $295

Registration is available online at www.tahoerimtrail.org

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region.